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TechHelp Silver, Gold, Platinum Memberships Now Available Here

IMPORTANT: If you have already signed up for a membership on YouTube, you have to contact me and tell me you exist before you can access any of the perks here on my web site. YouTube gives me almost no information about you. Please see this page for details.

I started offering TechHelp memberships on my YouTube channel about 6 months ago. At the time, I was planning on posting maybe one or two videos a week and an Extended Cut here and there. Well, fortunately it has become very popular. I'm going to continue expanding it, releasing videos more frequently (we're almost up to 100 now!)

However, I'm getting a lot of emails from people that want to join, but YouTube doesn't offer the option in their country (some of whom are already customers of mine), plus some of you have indicated that you don't want to be a member here and then also have a second billing on YouTube. I get it.

So starting today I'm going to also offer TechHelp memberships on my site as well. It's the same Silver, Gold, Platinum levels that I offer on YouTube (plus I'm changing up Diamond soon to offer even more perks). This way, however, I can control the billing myself and offer memberships to areas YouTube doesn't.

You can sign up month-to-month here just like on YouTube, or you can prepay an annual membership at a 20% discount. If you're an existing member on YouTube, feel free to let that membership run its course for the rest of this month and then you can sign up here if you'd like the discounted annual rate.

Level Perks   Monthly   Annual - 20% off
Silver Extended Cut Videos $5.99  $56.99 
Gold Code Vault, Downloads $9.99  $94.99 
Platinum All Beginner, Some Expert $29.99  $286.99 
Diamond Coming Soon!    

One of the main benefits of being a member, is that you get your questions answered before all of the non members. I've currently got about 500 questions "in the queue" from all kinds of folks who find me on YouTube, Twitter, etc. I put members on top of that list in order (Platinum first, of course). I also give priority to my Learning Connection, MYOLP, and Access Insider members as well. If you fall in multiple categories, you go even higher.

Silver Members get access to all of the Extended Cut videos. This is the major perk, and the main reason to sign up. As of today, there are nearly 100 of these, and I've been averaging 3 or 4 new videos every week. They cover lots of topics that I don't normally cover in my regular classes. People ask me all the time, "I'm already a student, why should I subscribe to this?" Well, that's why! Consider this my almost-daily video blog where I cover all kinds of various topics about Access (and other titles too, more coming). I don't do live sessions that often, but when I do, Silver Members and up get access to them. I plan on adding more of these in the future. Silver members also get a 10% discount on all of my courses.

Gold Members get the Silver perks, plus access to my Code Vault (a repository of VBA code from a lot of my projects that you can reference at any time) in addition to being able to download all of the databases I build in the TechHelp Extended Cut videos. Gold members also get a 20% discount on all of my courses. I'm also now starting to do some additional Gold Member Bonus Extended Cuts too! Like this one: Appointment Database

Platinum Members get the Gold and Silver perks, plus access to all of my Beginner and some of my Expert courses. Platinum members also get a 50% discount on all of my courses. Best of all, your questions go to the top of the TechHelp queue!

I have an option on YouTube for Diamond Sponsors but I haven't gotten any (insert sad face here). This was going to be for people to get a shout-out and their name on a "Sponsors" slide at the end of my videos, but I've had no takers in 6 months, so I'm going to reuse that level for something else... it'll be a surprise.

Please note that membership signups aren't fully automated yet. The order form works just fine, but I have to manually code the back-end part into my Access database. Your membership should be set up by the following business day at the latest. I've been very good with this lately. Hey, there's a pandemic going on and I work from home. Every. Day. Also, if you sign up on my site, then you have to watch the Extended Cut videos here on my site. They won't work for you on YouTube. They're the same videos, however.

Once you've joined, you can visit page with the Membership Perks on it.

Got questions? Post 'em below.

Technical Support Not Provided

Signing up for a Membership of any kind gives you access to specific perks as listed. If you have questions about the material covered in a specific course, feel free to post them in the Student Forum for that course. If you have other non-related questions you would like to submit to be considered for a TechHelp video, you will be given priority consideration over non-members, however an answer is NOT in any way guaranteed. Even in the event your question is accepted, the waiting list is generally several weeks long. I will answer your question IF I think it makes for a good video. Otherwise, I will do my best to point you to another video (free or paid) that may answer your question.

Membership does NOT include free technical support for your database problems. I do my best to answer questions for my students as I have time, however it is NEVER guaranteed. As of June 2021, I no longer provide Technical Support. If you are looking for someone to help you with your database, whether it needs troubleshooting or you want someone to add something to it for you, feel free to post your request in my Access Developer Network. I've got a group of very knowledgeable Developer students who love helping people.

TechHelp is for generic questions that I can make videos to answer for lots of people to enjoy. "How do I...?" type questions. It's not to get support for your database issues. Sorry. There are only so many hours in the day, and I can't help everyone myself.


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James Dill 
2 months ago
Just purchased a Silver TechHelp Membership. It states "Silver Members get access to all of the Extended Cut videos. & that there are over 100 of them." I can't seem to find them, where are they?
Juan C Rivera
2 months ago
Ahoy shipmate, try looking up on top drop down box with the word More... most likely you have not been updated and Richard will get to it soon.  You can send him an email he does get swamped with work.  Just hold on it's well worth it.

Adam Schwanz
2 months ago

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Dan Hockaday 
6 months ago
Hi Richard, as a Gold Member with TechHelp should I be able to view the extended cuts on YouTube or is there a different fee?

Thanks and I am enjoying everything,

Dan Hockaday
Adam Schwanz
6 months ago
If you are signed up on YouTube then you can watch them on YouTube, if you are signed up through the website you watch them on the website here the extended cuts are linked on the page.
Richard Rost
6 months ago
Hi Dan. Yeah, I know it's a little confusing. It all depends on WHERE you signed up. YouTube does their own billing, so if you signed up here on my site, then you have to watch the Extended Cuts HERE and not on YouTube. See this page for details.
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